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The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas plans to resume in-person civil jury trials this month. Civil jury trials were suspended on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with guidance from public health officials the Court has issued new protocols and guidelines to allow the resumption...
Need help understanding what a civil case is? The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania has added Understanding Civil Cases in Pennsylvania’s Court of Common Pleas to its Media Resources . The helpful graphic offers examples of civil cases and provides basic information about a trial, burden of...
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided a “ Notice to the Bar ” announcing that “all civil trials, currently scheduled through Monday, July 6, 2020, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the court.” This is the latest decision by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in...
If you, your client, or someone you know is seeking a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order in Philadelphia for their safety, the courts have set up a filing process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This flyer gives the basic instructions for how to file for an Emergency or a Temporary PFA...
On Monday June 20 Common Pleas Court Published Regulation No. 1 of 2016, Juvenile Lifers Sentenced Without the Possibility of Parole Program. A pdf of the regulation, along with a sample JLSWOP Conference Order, is available from the court's website.